July 17, 2009
Posted: 1834 GMT
We will kick things off with the twin explosions in Jakarta today. Two luxury Western hotels, the JW Marriott and the Ritz Carlton were apparently hit by a pair of suicider bombers.
it's been four years since the last terrorist attack in Indonesia. Authorities released grainy, black and white security camera footage showing a man pulling a suitcase. Seconds after he walks out of the frame, an explosion. They belive that man may be connected to the attacks.
The main suspect now is the Jamaah Islamiyah group, also responsible for attacks in Bali and Jakarta and with ties to al Qaeda. We'll speak with an expert on the attack today and why the group is still able to carry out deadly attacks.
Our other top story at the Idesk: Friday prayers and demonstrations in Tehran. Former Iranian president Rafsanjani lead prayers at Tehran University, with opposition politician Mir Hossein Moussavi in attendance. There were also protests on the streets and reports of violence by security forces and volunteer militiamen. Reza Sayah is at our Iran Desk with the latest.
We'll also talk to our reporter Karl Penhaul on the latest developments out of Honduras. The ousted president Manuel Zelaya says he wants to return to Honduras and set up a parallel government. The country would effectively have two governments and two presidents. This story is not getting any simpler and the profound gulf separating the pro-Zelaya Hondurans and those who are happy he's gone seems to be getting wider.
Plus, believe it or not, corporate America has come out with more good results. it looks like we'll be ending the week on a positive note after a 500 point rally on Wall Street for the Dow Jones.
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